Travel Advice for Sudan
Sudan
Capital: Khartoum

Time Zone GMT + 2
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 249
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: International calls must go through the operator
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Not present
Tourist
Information
Public Corporation of Tourism and Hotels P.O.Box 7104, Khartoum, Sudan, Tel: (11) 781 764. AND Ministry of Environment and Tourism P.O.Box 13226, Khatoum, Sudan, Tel: (11) 471 329 Fax: 471 437.
Passport
Information
Passport must have been valid for 6 months. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except nationals of Central African republic; Libya; Syria and Tanzania. Required by transit passengers.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Malaria : Exists in the Falciparum variety throughout the year, throughout the country. High resistance to chloroquine has been reported.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required for passengers over 1 year of age arriving from infected areas and may be required from travellers leaving Sudan. Vaccination is strongly recommended to everyone arriving in Sudan planning to travel outside the urban areas.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Cholera, Rabies and Visceral leishmaniasis.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency Sudanese Pound (Sud ) = 100 piastres and Sudanese Dinar.
NOTE: Exchange rates are subject to great change and import and export of local currency is prohibited
Amex is widely accepted but all other major credit cards are not accepted. Travellers cheques are accepted in sterling only.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of
Living
Inexpensive, apart from the larger hotels in Khartoum.
Languages Arabic, English, Local dialects are widely spoken.
Weather Extremely hot with sandstorms from Apr - Sept in the Sahara region. Wet season in the south from May - Oct.
Electricity 240 Volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post Up to 1 week to Europe.
Transport Travelling outside the capital requires permission from the Sudanese government.
FLIGHTS: Sudan Airways runs services to 20 national airports.
ROADS: Outside the main towns roads are usually in very poor condition and unsuitable for travelling during the raining season. Vehicles must be in good condition, with a supply of spare parts, water, food, fuel on board.
RAIL: There is an extensive rail network but services are very slow and uncomfortable.
NOTE: Travellers must register with the Police headquarters within 3 days of arrival, and Police permission must be obtained before moving to another location within Sudan.
DOCUMENTATION: Carnet de Passage, adequate finance and a road worthiness certificate (from embassy) are required. IDP is recommended. Trailers and cars less then 1500cc are refused entry.
Special
Information
EXTREME RISK. British Government can only provide limited Embassy support. However we advise against all but essential travel to Sudan It is inadvisable to travel to any of Sudan's Southern provinces due to civil war. Contact the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice Unit for up to date information. The Arab culture predominates in the North and in the South the people belong to a number of tribes.